Quotation Explorer - 'Books'

Your love opened up a whole world that no amount of books or wisdom could ever do. - Kamand Kojouri
A war of ideas can no more be won without books than a naval war can be won without ships. Books, like ships, have the toughest armor, the longest cruising range, and mount the most powerful guns. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Books are like friends to me. Words come alive on the page. - Beverly Lewis
Books can kill you, while you are reading. - Deyth Banger
People wonder why the novel is the most popular form of literature; people wonder why it is read more than books of science or books of metaphysics. The reason is very simple; it is merely that the novel is more true than they are. - G.K. Chesterton
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads. - Anatole France
Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren’t real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books. - Ursula K. Le Guin
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything. - Walter Bagehot
Reading books would be boring if you lack imagination... - Himmilicious
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. - Mary Ellen Chase
The greatest possessions I leave for my children are books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
My eyes hunger to read more books then time allows me to devour. - Jazz Feylynn
In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books. - Michel de Montaigne
You never forget the books you loved as a kid. You never forget the poems you memorized, the first book you read until the cover fell off, the book you read hidden from your mother. What an honor to hold hands with a child's imagination in this way. - Meg Medina
If we thought more for ourselves we would have very many more bad books and very many more good ones. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
We become the books we read. - Matthew Kelly
All the successful personalities had one common element, they all liked reading books. - Amit Kalantri
Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out. - B.C. Forbes
Books create readers; conversation, friends - Marty Rubin
Waking in the morning and seeing my books sitting at my bedside, is absolute happiness for me. - Andrea L'Artiste
My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action. - Shannon L. Alder
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,And all the sweet serenity of books - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them. - Simon Van Booy
People who know and love the same books you do have the roadmap of your soul. I believe that. - Cassandra Clare
I think falling in love is like discovering the magic of books. You think to yourself, 'how was I living before this? - Kamand Kojouri
If you are an author and give one of your books to a member of the upper class, you must never expect him to read it. - Paul Fussell
To study the phenomenon of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all. - Sir William Osler
I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books. - Jorge Luis Borges
You're reading one of those books in which the author is in love with the reader. My life. - Saleem Sharma
While doing an enquiry on renowned horror author, Edgar Allen Poe I was astonished to notice how more successful his biographical books sold compared to his own books. - Chris Mentillo
God be thanked for books! they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages. - w.e. channing
Look upon good books; they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself...and you shall need no other comfort nor counsel. - Francis Bacon
I live for books. - Thomas Jefferson
Why don't these translation books just include general phrases that could be applied in a variety of situations like, "Say nothing unless it's in English"? - Joe Cawley
I've always believed in spreading the gospel of good books. - S. Evan Townsend
Like Desserts, books come in all kinds of tasty treats! - Carmela Dutra
A few diaries could replace tons of self help books simply because their written in the first person... - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Books have souls. Or so romantics like me tend to think. - Douglas Rushkoff
People say to me so often, 'Jane how can you be so peaceful when everywhere around you people want books signed, people are asking these questions and yet you seem peaceful,' and I always answer that it is the peace of the forest that I carry inside. - Jane Goodall
A life without books is like body without a soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Every writer or wanna-be writer has ideas for books. The problem isn't finding an idea, it's choosing one - Jo Linsdell
Her grandfather's books [...] opened before Ada, a world whose colours were so dazzling that reality paled in comparison and faded away. Boris Godunov, Satan, Athalia, King Lear: they all spoke words charged with meaning; every syllable was inexpressively precious - Irène Némirovsky
I like two types of dust: pixie dust and dust from old, first edition books. - Nicholaa Spencer
The spirits of the brain are directly connected to the testicles. This is why men who weary their imagination in books are less suitable for procreative functions... - Louis de la Forge
I have found so many angels trapped inside undisputed jargon that I find myself digging at the words, in order to release them, from the books that unfairly captured their soul. - Shannon L. Alder
Books are humanity in print. - Barbara W. Tuchman
Tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
The truth is hidden in books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
All I have learned, I learned from books. - Abraham Lincoln
Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not wish the ordinary reader to read no modern books. But if he must read only the new or only the old, I would advise him to read the old. - C.S. Lewis
When I didn't have friends, I had books. - Oprah Winfrey
If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to? - Bette Midler
Like some wondrous birds out of fairy tales, books sang their songs to me and spoke to me as though communing with one languishing in prison; they sang of the variety and richness of life, of man’s audacity in his strivings towards goodness and beauty. - Maxim Gorky
If your best friends do not read books, they reads you. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I believe books should be like a prime rib steak ~ good and thick. - E.A. Bucchianeri
Parents often ask - how do I get my child interested in books and reading? One tried and true way that my late husband and I used was paying them to read. For each book that my sons read, we paid them $1. They soon developed a love for reading and forgot all about the money. Amazing but true! - Soraya Diase Coffelt
Eat Ice Cream. Read Books. Be Happy. - Carew Papritz
We live for books. - Umberto Eco
Read an hour every day in your chosen field. This works out to about one book per week, fifty books per year, and will guarantee your success. - Brian Tracy
Great books help you understand and they help you feel understood. - John Green
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our own particular path than we have yet got ourselves. - E. M. Forster
The world is small. Books make it bigger. - Jerry J.C. Veit
I do not want to just read books; I want to crawl inside them and live there. - Anonymous
Set off on a quest to find someone who has read a book or many books and remains the same, and I can tell you with all certainty there is no one you will see. - K.C. OBI
So I had nothing to distract me from my books and their other worlds that swallowed me whole, from Narnia to the Wisconsin woods, from a small town in Sweden to the red earth of Prince Edward Island. Nothing and no one interested me as much as my books. - Luisa Weiss
Part broken - part whole, you begin again. ( from 'Why books seem shockproof against change.' THE TIMES: BOOKS) - Jeanette Winterson
Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one. - Salman Rushdie
He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays - cynical, but hopeful. - Dame Rose Macaulay
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. - Joseph Joubert
Books aren't just booksthey're a completely different worldin the palm of your hands - Charlotte
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you feel that it all happened to you and after which it all belongs to you. - Ernest Hemingway
I Write books for the little girl in the adult woman who some man told she was not good enough. Let us dismantle the notion that a woman cannot be free with her sexuality or that she needs a man to make her complete. This one is for the little girls with hearts on their sleeves. - Crystal Evans
It is books that are a key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can. - Jane Hamilton
Though my appetite for food grew frail, my hunger for books was constant. - Diane Setterfield
A life without books is empty. - Lailah Gifty Akita
There are so many wonderful places created in my mind simply from the books I have read, I have been transported to some unforgettable, magic places but there are so many more I wish to visit and so little time that I fear I never will. - Roxie Hibberd (Smith ) ME
Books are absent teachers. - Mortimer J. Adler
I loved to read when I was a kid, and as soon as I realized that an actual person got to make up the books I loved so much, I decided that that was the job for me. - Margaret Peterson Haddix
Books like Twilight are not art. They are mass-produced crap that is meant to be consumed by the widest possible audience, for the largest possible profit. - Oliver Gaspirtz
The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them. - Samuel Butler
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. - Barbara W. Tuchman
I believe there is a hero in each of us. The best books are the ones that remind us of who we already are and empower us to embrace our own story. - Marilynn Halas
You'll want to read books - novels, because ladies are frivolous; poetry because ladies are sentimental; and sermons, because we are pious. If you must read essays, Mr. Emerson might be best. Your gentleman may have a nodding acquaintance with his works. - Donald McCaig
You can never, never have too many books - Drew Barrymore
There are good books which are only for adults.There are no good books which are only for children. - W.H. Auden
Readers are the glue that binds the books together. - J.E.B. Spredemann
When the destroyer comes, his first act will be to destroy all the books.
Women are like locked diaries that men expect to read like open books. - Munia Khan
Bad books on writing tell you to "WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW", a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery. - Joe Haldeman
Books that teach us to dance: There are writers who, by portraying the impossible as possible, and by speaking of morality and genius as if both were high-spirited freedom, as if man were rising up on tiptoe and simply had to dance out of inner pleasure. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There is no such thing as a bad book, I just like some books more than others… - Chris Geiger
You could say we run a dating service. If you make a request, we can hook you up with some books that will take you on a date you will never forget. - Love The Stacks Bookstore
We do not belong to those who have ideas only among books, when stimulated by books. It is our habit to think outdoors - walking, leaping, climbing, dancing, preferably on lonely mountains or near the sea where even the trails become thoughtful. - Nietzsche
i live on my books. on my writings, i live on my royalties: the percentage an author recieves on each sold copy. and i am proud of it. i am so even though such percentage is small or i should say irrelevant. - Oriana Fallaci
It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else. - John Waters
Reading teaches us receptivity....It teaches us to receive, in stillness and attentiveness, a voice possessed temporarily, on loan....And as we grow accustomed to receiving books in stillness and attentiveness, so we can grow to receive the world, also possessed temporarily. - Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Books fall open, you fall in - David T.W. McCord
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. - Charles W. Eliot
Maybe being oneself is an acquired taste. For a writer it's a big deal to bow--or kneel or get knocked down--to the fact that you are going to write your own books and not somebody else's. Not even those books of the somebody else you thought it was your express business to spruce yourself up to be. - Patricia Hampl
Books are hindrances to persisting stupidity. - Spanish Proverb
Should books not have been there, hearsay would have been the best reading material! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Good books make you ask questions. Bad readers want everything answered. - Scott Westerfeld
Many people can and have written books, but many have nothing to say. - Amy Rogers
I am a passionate reader.New interested books keep adding on my reading list. My wildest dream is to complete reading all the books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If the college you visit has a bookstore filled with t-shirts rather than books, find another college. - R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Prepare yourself for some bad news: Ronald Reagan’s library just burned down. Both books were destroyed. But the real horror: He hadn’t finished coloring either one of them. - Gore Vidal
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
USAGE, n. The First Person of the literary Trinity, the Second and Third being Custom and Conventionality. Imbued with a decent reverence for this Holy Triad an industrious writer may hope to produce books that will live as long as the fashion. - Ambrose Bierce
Of all the unexpected things in contemporary literature, this is among the oddest: that kids have an inordinate appetite for very long, very tricky, very strange books about places that don’t exist. - Adam Gopnik
Everyone writes the book he or she loves to read. Great authors write the books others love to read. - Chuck Miceli
Not a day goes by, without thinking, that books are our future, not technology. - Arianna Ruby
One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures. - George W. Bush
we became the books we read. - Matthew Kelly
Without books, God is silent, justice dormant, natural science at a stand, philosophy lame, letters dumb, and all things involved in darkness. - Thomas Bartholin
I couldn't suppress a smile. It was inconceivable that I was here, in a place as extraordinary as the fantasy books Sophie loved. Maybe...just maybe those stories are based on a measure of truth. Maybe one day I'd write our story. - Heather L. L. FitzGerald
Great books live longer than people.They are gonna bury us all. - Patricia Nedelea
Writing is like baking cupcakes, you're trying to make something from the raw. Like with cupcakes it's flour and eggs and stuff, and with books it's ideas and words. The end result is the same though, you want people to eat them up. - Emma Shortt
Books are carnival rides for your imagination. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I don't understand this irony - valuable things like cars, gold, diamond are made up of hard materials but most valuable things like money, contracts and books are made up of soft paper. - Amit Kalantri
Be great, read great books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
One day, I decided I was going to write books forever. - Carla H. Krueger
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. - Franz Kafka
The thing about books was, the more you read and liked them, the more you wanted to have on hand to read. Before you knew it you needed more bookshelves, and then all of the sudden they filled your house. - Sui Ishida
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If you have read 6,000 books in your lifetime, or even 600, it's probably because at some level you find 'reality' a bit of a disappointment - Joe Queenan, One for the Books
Children’s and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that’s why so many adults read YA: we’re never done coming of age. - Betsy Cornwell
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. - James Baldwin
Sad that there is books that are based on bad events that has happened. But there is books that has been based on really good events. I like to read the ones that are based on both. - Dawn Huntsman
Because What we Learn from our Favorite Books, you see in our daily Lives.--- - JennAnijah Publishing
I never minded the random scribblings of other readers, found them interesting in fact. It is a truth universally acknowledged that people write the darndest things in the margins of their books. - Tara Bray Smith
Books are silent, but have the ability to scream. - Bert McCoy
Books are my greatest treasures. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I don't trust people without books or questions. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Books are the way the dead talk to the living. - Laurie Anderson
I am not a fan of the magical quick fix in any fiction, including fantasy, scifi and comic books. Unless Dr. Who is involved, and then only because we get to use the phrase 'Timey-wimey wibbliness' which, I'm sure you'll agree, there are not enough occasions to drop into ordinary adult conversation. - Chris Dee
I've received two key pieces of advice in regard to my books. The first is, "You should lay off the f-bombs." The other is, "You should add more f-bombs. - LiNCOLN PARK
Researching books gets you into nothing but trouble. - Sara Sheridan
Books to the ceiling,Books to the sky,My pile of books is a mile high.How I love them! How I need them!I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. - Arnold Lobel
And that is the problem with a society that doesn't read books. The most painful form of censorship does not come from a centralized, repressive government. It is a cast, black cloak of a nation's indifference. - Lourd de Veyra
There are 10,000 books in my library, and it will keep growing until I die. This has exasperated my daughters, amused my friends and baffled my accountant. If I had not picked up this habit in the library long ago, I would have more money in the bank today; I would not be richer. - Pete Hamill
It was true; books had saved me in my home remodeling projects, but they fell short in teaching me how to trust my instincts, and how to stop thinking with my educated brain and more with my kneecaps and butt cheeks. - Dee Williams
Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books. - Bell Hooks
I have loved many men, but only one in real life. All of the other men who have ever stolen my heart in more than friendship, are in books. - Alyse M. Gardner
I learned to write by reading the kind of books I wished I'd written. - Barbara Kingsolver
Crammed among the stacks of books in his room, the author treated literature as if each book were a window in a city of unstable skyscrapers, and he was the window-washer tasked with the impossible job of cleaning them all. - from Pageturner in 365 Tomorrows - Joseph Patrick Pascale
Many writers make the mistake of making their readers appear like Lazarus, without any iota of care, throwing down books to readers to crunch as if they are dogs. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
The road of life’s twists and turns give wisdom; reading books and schooling give you knowledge. - Debasish Mridha
I don't just write books. I climb inside and live there. - Aurora Whittet
I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book. - J.K. Rowling
I wish I could read my books over for the first time to see what you guys see. - Shandy L. Kurth
Books are the ultimate way for writers to reach immortality. - Iris Chang
The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflected all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected on the dark sea of time. - Greg Weisman
The books that influence the world are those that it has not read. - G.K. Chesterton
I won't lie!Probably from books you have saw that I'm not good at English, probably because I don't live in such country which this language is important or let's say to be native. But as for now I can't do a lot of for that! - Deyth Banger
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life. - Walt Disney Company
I still love the book-ness of books, the smell of books: I am a book fetishist—books to me are the coolest and sexiest and most wonderful things there are. - Neil Gaiman
There never yet have been, nor are there now, too many good books. - Martin Luther
It's not the books by Stephen King that I read,I need protection from the things in my head . . . - Jimmy Buffett
I also did some jail time a few years ago. Spent a whole summer in jail reading books. I pumped a ton of new knowledge and new thinking into myself. - Tommy Lee
Ambling Indian nuggets of wisdom A lover of books can never be lonely! - Aina Rao
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
I was behind, but now I'm below. Hopefully, they'll have books wherever I go... - Carmen DeSousa
Education is the process of selling someone on books. - Douglas Wilson
Books give knowledge. Mistakes gives experience. - Jury Nel
My next option is to only write a list of the books I like, but then again, I don’t read a book I don’t like so it doesn’t solve any of my problems. - Genesis Quihuis
Books open and broaden our minds allowing us to challenge ourselves to become more than we are, by setting positive goals for ourselves, and overcoming doubts about our ability to receive the education we want to achieve. - Ellen J. Barrier
Feed your creative mind.Feed your joyful, selfless heart.Feed your soul to grow.Feed with books, music, painting or arts,Feed with your special favorite passion you joyfully share near or far apart. - Angelica Hopes
By reading books, you lose your old self and you find your new self! To read is to travel from self to another self! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'.
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. in the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education. - Whitney Griswold
I Respect A Man Who Reads More Books Than I Do In A Day. - Godfrey Orateng
We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever. - Philip Pullman
Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books. - Shannon L. Alder
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. - Francis Bacon
Gary Sherman has written a truly insightful and helpful book that will positively change the lives of its readers. Although many books have wise teachings, few have accessible, reliable and transformative practices like this one. I highly recommend this book. - Russell Delman
As long as you have any floor space at all, you have room for books! Just make two stacks of books the same height, place them three or four feet apart, lay a board across them, and repeat. Viola! Bookshelves! - Jan Karon
I am obsessed with good buying books - Lailah Gifty Akita
One wonders in the end if books don't do more harm than good. - Marty Rubin
As an author, I want to write what I’m inspired to write. Not what my readers want me to write. I feel like the books will ultimately be better if my heart is fully into what I’m writing. - Colleen Hoover
I must warn you that the books I like are not necessarily the ones I think are the best. I like them for various reasons not always easy to explain. - Gabriel García Márquez
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out. - J.K. Rowling
Never lend books - nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me. - Anatole France
Books are the salt of life; without them, there is no flavor. - Cheryl Koevoet
Without reserve, I can say that my entire identity is in the books I write. - Elena Ferrante
Books in the YA genre, in particular, should use proper grammar because they're more of an example to young people than adults books are. - Laura Kreitzer
Fahrenheit 451 is one of those books that is about how amazing books are and how amazing the people who write books are. Writers love writing books like this, and for some reason, we let them get away with it. - Josh Lieb
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement. - B.F. Skinner
Read great books and be great. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You eat canned tuna fish and you absorb protein. Then, if you're lucky, someone give you Dover Sole and you experience nourishment. It's the same with books. - Lois Lowry
Our books are the deepest glimpses into our souls, the most raw and real anybody will ever find us. - Melodie Ramone
The walls were lined with books, many of them in foreign languages, like insulation against the immediate present. - Ross Macdonald
A house without books is like a room without windows. - Horace Mann
God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation. - Francis Bacon
Friends might share clothes and chocolate, but they must share books. Just like you share the same stars, share the same books and you'll never be apart. - Toni Sorenson
Read books and be happy. - Vanessa Dela Cruz
We have written too many books about love and so few about hunger and poverty; that is why we need to wake up and leave stupidity behind. - M.F. Moonzajer
You can't judge a book by it's cover but you can sure sell a bunch of books if you have a good one. - Jayce O'Neal
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. - Henry Ward Beecher
Take my television. Take my computer. Take my cellphone. Take my music. But don't ever touch my books. - Kristen Darling
I left the fairy tales lying on the floor of the nursery, and I have not found any books so sensible since. - G.K. Chesterton
The difference between a novelist and someone who tinkers around with writing is this: novelists finish their books. - Nancy Etchemendy
You are the author of your own destiny; write yourself into history books. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day. - Voltaire
The things that change your life are: the people you meet, the classes you take, and the books you read. - Jim Rohn
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books. - Samuel Butler
Yet when books have been read and reread, it boils down to the horse, his human companion, and what goes on between them. - Walter Farley
Certain bookworms eat books. Eat them, swear in them, spill things on them. - Tara Bray Smith
Books signify the mind of many souls. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Who wants to be used? I love to read, so books are my main friends. They're always available, always friendly, and always interesting, and they never make me choose sides. - Lurlene McDaniel
A lover goes toward his beloved as enthusiastically as a schoolboy leaving his books, but when he leaves his girlfriend, he feels as miserable as the schoolboy on his way to school. (Act 2, scene 2) - William Shakespeare
Read enough books to build your sacred soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant. - Lawrence Clark Powell
History books are being re-written all the time - Andy Warhol
Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. - Lenore Hershey
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Best wishes to all the fonts in all the texts in all the books that make for a world of unfolding stories. - Michael Ray Smith
I truly believe that if you have more friends than books, you have too many friends. Or not enough books. Probably both. - Zoë Marriott
May I a small house and large garden have;And a few friends,And many books, both true. - Abraham Cowley
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them. - Charles Caleb Colton
Religious people never believe I write books. Someone should tell them books aren't only produced in monasteries anymore. - Daniel Marques
If books are not good company, where shall I find it? - Mark Twain
We read books. They make us think. It matters very little whether we agree with the books or not. - Robert Henri
Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. - John Wooden
In a second-hand bookshop head to the back, find the old books with dust undisturbed and worn off covers for these clothe true treasures. - Rachel Hall
Books have power to bring you glory or doom, it all depends on perception. - Nikita Dudani
It is wise to read some books, and wise to throw away some. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Books seem the most potent source: each one is the sum total of a life that can be inhaled in a single day. I read fast, so I'm hoovering up lives at a ferocious pace, six or seven or eight in a week. I particularly love autobiographies: I can eat a whole person by sundown. - Caitlin Moran
Flowers don't tell, they show. That's the way good books should be too."--. Author of Flotsam - Stephanie Skeem
I am self-educated from genre books. - Charlaine Harris
Ten years from now, no one is going to care how quickly the books came out. The only thing that will matter, the only thing anyone will remember, is how good they were. That's my main concern, and always will be. - George R.R. Martin
If getting addicted to something is just wrong, then I don't want to be right when it comes to books and music !! Those are the two things that can set anything in the world right... - Priyanka R
I dream of books! - Lailah Gifty Akita
Libraries are more than just a storage place for books, they are treasure troves filled with creativity and knowledge. And that knowledge can be empowering. - R.L. Hemlock
I love books. If they are good books, I love them even more. But even if they are bad books, I still love them. - Hugo Chávez
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul." - Paxton Hood
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. - Paul Valery
Choose thy friends like thy books, few but choice - Howell James
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter. - Paxton Hood
Remember, you are the same today as you will be in five years, except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read. Choose both carefully. - Charlie "Tremendous" Jones
Books and school are great for learning but there is no substitute for life and living to provide a real education. - Ken Poirot
Books open a realm to a world beyond our own, all one has to do is take a leap of faith, open one, and step through the gate, passed the veil of myth on into the unknown. - Sophia Compian
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I jealously guard my research time and I love fully immersing myself in those dusty old books and papers. It's one of the most enjoyable parts of my job. - Sara Sheridan
It has never been easier to get books but never harder to find the quiet needed to study them. - John Mark Reynolds
I’ve done everything I wanted to do, writing books, learning about things, but I’ve been swindled all the same because it’s never anything more. - Simone de Beauvoir
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness. - Francis Quarles
No one wants to die with vacation time on the books. - Andrea Goeglein
If your best friends do not read books, they read you. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Books are like our children. They are often conceived by inspiration, but are born only by labor. - R.G. Yoho
If I can get on to my sofa and occupy myself for four hours, at intervals through the day, scribbling my notes, and able to read the books that belong to me, in that they clarify the density, and shape the formless mass within, life seems inconceivably rich... - Alice James
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em! - John Waters
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library,'The medicines of the soul. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them. - L.M. Montgomery
People read books to escape the uncertainties of life. - Barbara Kingsolver
Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world. - Jeanette Winterson
Passion for books is pleasurable. - Lailah Gifty Akita
sometimes stories and books are all that we need to take us away - Susan Ornbratt
That conversation with the taxi driver suddenly made clear to me the essence of the writer's occupation. We write books because our children aren't interested in us. We address ourselves to an anonymous world because our wives plug their ears when we speak to them. - Milan Kundera
Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. - Bible
I read a lot of books. Here are the books I'm using for my 9/11 project. [Wright gestures to three six-foot-long shelves of books.] As I read them I highlight certain passages. Then I have an assistant write down each quote on an index card and note where it came from. - Lawrence Wright
The best way to not die with vacation time on the books is to stop worrying about what you shoulda done. Stop worrying about what you woulda done. Stop worrying about what you coulda done. - Andrea Goeglein
We really learn only from those books that we cannot judge. The author of a book that we were able to judge would have to learn from us. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Just think how many books I could've sold if Harry had been a bit more creative with his wand." -[On the success of 50 Shades of Grey] - J.K. Rowling
There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and at forty-eight - Ezra Pound
For some reason, when people meet me and find out I'm a writer they always ask if I write children's books. Um... please don't let your kids read my books. Well, unless your kids are in their 30s or something...then yeah, they're old enough. LOL - Michelle M. Pillow
The brain is like a muscle; books are the diet and writing is the workout. - Stewart Stafford
You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive. - James Baldwin
She reads a lot of books. Good things, books. - Thorne Smith
She might not have read many books. But when she reads a book, she swallows the very words. If you open the books on her shelves, you will find that the front and back covers encase white pages. - Kamand Kojouri
The fault I find with our journalism is that it forces us to take an interest in some fresh triviality or other every day, whereas only three or four books in a lifetime give us anything that is of real importance. - Marcel Proust
It wasn't until I was 37 that I grasped the great truth that you've got to write your own books and nobody else's, and then everything followed from there. - William Golding
Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can. - William Feather
Books must be treated with respect, we feel that in our bones, because words have power. Bring enough words together they can bend space and time. - Terry Pratchett
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. - Katherine Mansfield
I want to board a train, and leave my books behind. I want to be so caught up in writing about the journey, that I forget that fiction & fact are not the same. The destination does not signify. - Hannah Harding
Books are like bacon for the mind. - Thomas F. Shubnell
I wanted to read immediately. The only fear was that of books coming to an end. - Eudora Welty
For a writer it's a genuinely interesting and hopefully profitable era that makes a variety of books available to a variety of readers, extending both what's available and who gets to read it. - Sara Sheridan
Honestly, I hate when in books, the guys changes the girl's life. Like, no. The girl needs to change her own life. - Sasha Alsberg
Friends are like books, you learn from every one of them. - Debasish Mridha
You write your books. You scatter your seeds. Rats might eat them, or they might rot. In California, some seeds lie dormant for decades because they only germinate after fire, and sometimes the burned landscape blooms most lavishly. - Rebecca Solnit
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. - William Lyon Phelps
Growing up, I loved the tale of Peter Rabbit and also books on Pippi Longstocking. Pippi was a girl who had so much fun and was very daring. My sons loved all the Dr. Seuss books - Soraya Diase Coffelt
Well there's these things called books.... They are like TV for smart people. - Robert Redford
Personally, I think the "Potter" books have too many adverbs and not enough sex. - Lev Grossman
Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings. - Heinrich Heine
Where do dreams come from?...they slink out of books, they lurk in the stacks of libraries. Out of pages turned they rise like the scent of peonies and infect the brain with their promises. - Marge Piercy
Life without Music would be a Mistake. Life without Books would be Catastrophic! - Nandini Deka
I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially to the extent to which it has been applied, will be one of the greatest jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity it has. - Malcolm Muggeridge
Most people assume I write at night because of the kind of books I write, but I can shut out the light with my mind. - Carla H. Krueger
I will try to write books until I drop dead. - Cornelia Funke
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. - Jackie Kennedy
Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them. - Evan Esar
For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
However much you study, you cannot know without action. A donkey laden with books is neither an intellectual nor a wise man. Empty of essence, what learning has he whether upon him is firewood or book? - Saadi سعدی
Perspective was my secret weapon, and books gave me plenty of ammunition. - Ian McNulty
I would prefer to have one comfortable room well stocked with books to all you could give me in the way of decoration which the highest art could supply. - John Bright
I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was quite depressed two weeks ago when I spent an afternoon at Brentano's Bookshop in New York and was looking at the kind of books most people read. Once you see that you lose all hope. - Friedrich Hayek
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case; God has written all the books. - Samuel Butler
I love books where I can't wait to turn every page, songs that grab me the first time I hear them, and films that make me totally forget about the craft because I am totally engaged in the story. - John Grooters
Every child deserves to be a boat cast out in a sea of books. - K. Lamb
Books are the most tolerant of friends. - Richard Paul Evans
Are we not all books waiting for someone to pick us up and read the pages that people missed? - Shannon L. Alder
People should be courage to read books, it should be made in such way how I changed my opinion how James Patterson did it. It should be done a way in which people should se the advantages of reading a book. - Deyth Banger
What is the quality you most like in a man? The ability to return books. - David Bowie
And if our book consumption remains as low as it has been, at least let us admit that it is because reading is a less exciting pastime than going to the dogs, the pictures or the pub, and not because books, whether bought or borrowed, are too expensive. - George Orwell
While you can't hold on to everything forever, you're a fool if you sell back your college books at semester's end: have you learned nothing of this life? - Ander Monson
Life is too short to read books that I'm not enjoying. - Melissa Marr
I suspect it may be like the difference between a drinker and an alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day."(Interview with The Booklovers blog, September 2010) - Gail Carriger
People tend to find books when they are ready for them. - Neil Gaiman
There's a hunger for stories in all of us, adults too. We need stories so much that we're even willing to read bad books to get them, if the good books won't supply them. - Philip Pullman
When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings. - W.E.B. Du Bois
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once. - Stephen King
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends—always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that. - J. Donald Adams
The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art. - Chuck Palahniuk
The multitude of books is making us ignorant. - Voltaire
Without reading many different books, you can never leave the port of ignorance and can never obtain the peaceful mind of knowing the truth! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When I die I hope it may be said:'Her suffering was black, but her books were read'. - Shannon L. Alder
The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives. - Calvin Trillin
This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum. - Elbert Hubbard
Clearing your head of everything you thought you knew, even your mostcherished ideas, will give you the mental space to be educated by your present experience--the best schoolof all. You will develop your own strategic muscles instead of depending on other people's theories and books. - Robert Greene
So he earns your undying love by reading a book under a tree?" Cole said dryly. "Why didn't I ever try that approach? I like books and trees. - Brodi Ashton
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs
I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself. - Oscar Levant
Some books mirror reality while others are entirely fantasy. My favorite are those that manage to weave both into a world. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Books have a way of finding their way into our lives, usually, right when we need them the most. - Richard P. Denney
You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world. - Ray Bradbury
A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books. - Andrei Tarkovsky
By the usual reckoning, the worst books make the best films. - Iain M. Banks
Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory... In this war, we know, books are weapons. And it is a part of your dedication always to make them weapons for man's freedom. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods. - Arthur Conan Doyle
Homer begged and Rembrandt went bankrupt. Aristotle, who had money for books, his school, and his museum, could not have bought this painting of himself.Rembrandt could not afford a Rembrandt. - Joseph Heller
The contents of someone's bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait."(About Books; Recoiling, Rereading, Retelling, New York Times, February 22, 1987) - Anatole Broyard
I cannot live without books because books are my life. - Acacia
The true felicity of a lover of books is the luxurious turning of page by page, the surrender, not meanly abject, but deliberate and cautious, with your wits about you, as you deliver yourself into the keeping of the book. This I call reading. - Edith Wharton
Many of the greatest books are like a forest. The best way to get to know them is to wander right into the middle and get lost. - Anthony Esolen
Books allow one to jump into another person's imagination while also exploring their own! - Jen Selinsky
Books appear to be frail and disposable, but they are sacred. You can burn the paper, but the stories live on. In the same way, a poor man or woman is not a burden on society, they are those who survive despite the odds—and when they don’t, they still represent those who tried. - Mohammad Zayer
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. - John 21:25- Holy Bible
There are treasures in books that all the money in the world cannot buy, but the poorest laborer can have for nothing. - Robert G. Ingersoll
Sometimes the best books are hidden gems that you didn't even know were out there! - Carmela Dutra
...Okay... probably now you have read all my books up to now..., you have check out everything what I have and you are asking what more???Check out horror and try to understand it! - Deyth Banger
Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it. - Michael Crichton
I love buying books to create my sacred library. - Lailah Gifty Akita
She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself. - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ultimately, nobody can get more out of things, including books, than he already knows. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries in life. - Henry Ward Beecher
Though men can cover crimes with bold stern looks, poor women's faces are their own faults' books. - William Shakespeare
Loads of children read books about dinosaurs, underwater monsters, dragons, witches, aliens, and robots. Essentially, the people who read SF, fantasy and horror haven't grown out of enjoying the strange and weird. - China Miéville
Unfortunately what is little recognized is that the most worthwhile scientific books are those in which the author clearly indicates what he does not know; for an author most hurts his readers by concealing difficulties. - Évariste Galois
Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!(from Tooth and Claw in Season 2) - Russell T. Davies
The world of books captured my heart. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Read a good book every day. Books help to educate the soul. The mere joy of learning something new will instill the will to live in you. - Sanchita Pandey
When we buy books we're fooling ourselves into thinking we buy the time to read them. - Gerard VanDerleun
If you want to read about love and marriage, you have to buy two separate books.
You could say we run a dating service. If you with some books that will take you on a date you will never forget. - Love The Stacks Bookstore
To dive in the darkness, I should dive in the truth, then in images of the world..., then facts, then in books, then listening, then in short stories... that's how I write the horror. It's very complicated. - Deyth Banger
Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things. - Lawrence Clark Powell
When I was a child, I read books. My reading was not indiscriminate. I preferred books that were old and thick and hard. I made vocabulary lists. - Marilynne Robinson
Most people think that making a living from books is fun or joyful, but there's much more to it than what the eyes can see, and I wish I had more time for more profitable and also joyful activities. - Robin Sacredfire
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. - Malcolm X
Books are just old friends waiting to be discovered. - Carmela Dutra
Books and spiritual blessings are the greatest soul food - Lailah Gifty Akita
She reads books as one would breathe air,to fill up and live. - Anne Dillard
Oh, oh, oh I can't do that and that... Okay I will do that,... I gonna read this book, I will check out this film and in the end few of them have read the book or the books and the film or the films. - Deyth Banger
SCRIPTURES, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based. - Ambrose Bierce
Some books must be sipped slowly like a strong bourbon. Most books must be devoured more than once because as you age you distill more. - Brandi L. Bates
All books are either dreams or swords. - Amy Lowell
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value. - Carl Sagan
Read books - Deliaha Hicks
Books are not distractions. Rather, they are, and have been, the most profound and accurate mirrors man has ever crafted. - RJ Arkhipov
I am Donna Julia. I like business related books. I like forex trading and have started trading with a group related to trading. you may visit - A. Zampolli
I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess. - H.P. Lovecraft
Hearts are like Books. You cannot understand one by flipping the pages or by reading the last chapter - Alok Jagawat
It's a symbiotic process, writing. What I am makes the books—not part of me, all of me—and then the books themselves inform the sense of what I am. So the more I can be, the better the books will be. - Jeanette Winterson
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Many books today suggest that the mass of women lead lives of noisy desperation.
Never trust books on the question of whether or not to trust your rational thinking. Trust your rational thinking on the question of whether or not to trust the books. - Abhijit Naskar
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. - Abraham Lincoln
In books I meet the dead as if they were alive,in books I see what is yet to come...All things decay and pass with time...all fame would fall victim to oblivionif God had not given mortal men the book to aid them. - Richard de Bury
Books are carefully folded forests/void of autumn/bound from the sun - Saul Williams
America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land.
Books are for nothing but to inspire - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Maslow said sex is the primary need. Does that mean pornstars spend more money in books than anyone else? - Daniel Marques
I am not a Books warm, but I like Books too much. - Aqeel Rafique
Some men borrow books; some men steal books; and others beg presentation copies from the author. - James Jeffrey Roche
Books measure time in both moments and years. We all grow old but the stories never will. - R.M. Engelhardt
No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know,Are a substantial world, both pure and good:Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood,Our pastime and our happiness will grow. - William Wordsworth
I spend money on convenient, comfortable and luxurious things; I spend money on books too. - Amit Kalantri
Books may be the most valuable treasure of knowledge, but it is the human mind, that turns that knowledge into wisdom. - Abhijit Naskar
Books are another kind of magic. - G. Lyness
Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words can change our lives simply by being next to each other. - Kamand Kojouri
I can’t live without books, music and wonder. - Lailah Gifty Akita
That settles it, no more books about vampire before bedtime. - Amanda Ashley
Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight. - Stephen Chbosky
The reading of great books awaken and brightens the light of my soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
In crime books it's possible to chart forensic technology by how well it has to be explained to a reader. In mid-Victorian crime novels fingerprinting has to be explained because it's new. Nowadays it's part of our world and we can simply assume that knowledge if we write about it. - Sara Sheridan
Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on youself. Enjoy the ever present game of knowing. - Hank Green
My goal is to read as much as possible books, my dream is to meet the snow person, the storm person and to make something together. I will be the rain, Snowy will be the snow, Stormy will be the storm - it's not so complicated as far I see. - Deyth Banger
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
Read books. As often as you can. Mostly classics. - Maura Kelly
Songs. Books. Poetry. Paintings. These things reveal truth. I believe lies and truth are tangled together. - Brenda Sutton Rose
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read."[As quoted in Literary Censorship in England (in Current Opinion, Vol. 55, No. 5, November 1913)] - George Bernard Shaw
Books are useless! I only ever read one book, To Kill A Mockingbird, and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! - Homer Simpson - Matt Groening
Buy books. Unlike high calorie food, they don't give heart attacks. - Tanushree Podder
what are inside books may not all that necessarily be different from what are outside books at all - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
it is nice that nobody writes as they talk and that the printed language is different from the spoken otherwise you could not lose yourself in books and of course you do you completely do. - Gertrude Stein
I write because I know I am only one to control the world I created in my books. - Anamika Mishra
Publishers are businesses and I don’t blame them for that. If they didn’t make money by publishing books, there wouldn’t be any books. - Johnny Rich
Five years from today, you will be the same person that you are today, except for the books you read and the people you meet. - Charlie "Tremendous" Jones
Do not buy finery or jewels, because books are worth more than they are. Adorn your understanding with their precious ideas, because there is no luxury that dazzles like the luxury of science. - Luisa Capetillo
Books have a complete disregard for your feelings. They don't care if you are crying. They are going to continue making you cry. - Love The Stacks Bookstore
Novels are readOr their authors are blue.Support Indie writers:Buy their books, post reviews! - Cheri Gillard
What will my world be without books? - Lailah Gifty Akita
Always buy pornographic books in hardback because they're easier to hold with one hand. - Robert Clark
Current "literature" [is] well-written books in which disgusting people do disgusting things to other disgusting people for no apparent reason and with no apparent resolution. - Roberta Gellis
I am Envy...I cannot read and therefore wish all books burned. - Christopher Marlowe
Read books when you are free, read minds when you are'nt....but do read... - Rabindranath Tagore
Businesses, like babies and books, need nurturing, time, energy, love, planning and, yes, money to develop, grow and prosper. - Rachael Bermingham
You read enough books in which people like you are disposable, or are dirt, or are silent, absent, or worthless, and it makes an impact on you. Because art makes the world, because it matters, because it makes us. Or breaks us. - Rebecca Solnit
I cannot live without books. - Thomas Jefferson
It is there, where they burn books, that eventually they burn people. - Heinrich Heine
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. - Ray Bradbury
Never regret losing time on reading good books - Kowtham Kumar K
Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life. - Jesse Lee Bennett
Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. - Peter S. Jennison
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Literature illuminates life only for those to whom books are a necessity. - Anthony Powell
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries. - René Descartes
Comme l'on serait savant si l'on connaissait bien seulement cinq à six livres. ( How wise one might be if one knew thoroughly only some half of a dozen books - Gustave Flaubert
Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them. - Samuel Butler
Books are the mirror of the soul ; the more you read the more you appear. - Osunsakin Adewale
You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them. - Maurice Sendak
Few and far between are the books you'll cherish, returning to them time and again, to revisit old friends, relive old happiness, and recapture the magic of that first read. - Michael A. Stackpole
Importance of the random: keep brushing up against people, books, experiences we don't yet know what to do with. - Alain de Botton
Want some books? - John Chord Jr.
A tried and true way to get your children interested in books and reading is to read to them when they are young. - Soraya Diase Coffelt
I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built. - George Washington
The more I know about God, I am convinced He likes to read books and authors are His librarians. Every soul is a story waiting to be read. - Shannon L. Alder
Where do I find the time for not reading so many books? - Karl Kraus
To be a prosperous pastor one needs: (1) a bible (2) a tailored suit; and (3) a few psychology books. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Computers don't kill books; people do. - Douglas Rushkoff
I enjoy books as misers enjoy treasures, because I know I can enjoy them whenever I please. - Michel de Montaigne
I followed her into the library. The pale light from our chamber below dissipated in the room, but I could still make out my heart leapt at the sight row after row, shelf above shelf, floor to ceiling, a city of books. Speck turned to me and asked, Now, what shall we read first? - Keith Donohue
A childhood without books that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy. - Astrid Lindgren
Poetry is nothing if it exists only in books. One has to find it in one's own life. - Marty Rubin
Books are a finer world within the world. (1863) - Alexander Smith
I used to think there was a secret when it came to success, until I read a shit load of books and posts and realized the secret is the millionaires are getting rich off idiots like me who believe there truly is a secret. - James Jean-Pierre
When I was in my twenties and broke, I'd buy books before food. A meal will sustain you for a few hours, a good book will sustain you for life. - Gabrielle Zevin
Outside, across the putrid moat and under the dark mute trees, I would often lie and dream for hours about what I read in the books; and would longingly picture myself amidst gay crowds in the sunny world beyond the endless forests. - H.P. Lovecraft
There's no such thing as 'no market'. Some books are just niche orientated that's all. - Jo Linsdell
Books had taught me new ideas and had shown me ways of life that I would not have known about otherwise, and they offered a refuge when, like now, real life seemed too hard. - Peg Kehert
I think it's important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books, they can often learn about their own books - China Miéville
My mother was an avid reader...She loved books about romance. Books that took place in faraway places and times. Stories with costumes... - Adriana Trigiani
That is what a book does. It introduces us to people and places we wouldn't ordinarily know. A good book is a magic gateway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. Books are experiences that make us grow, that add something to our inner stature. - Gladys M. Hunt
We are made wholeBy books, as by great spaces and the stars - Mary Carolyn Davies
Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. - C.S. Lewis
I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them. - Emma Thompson
Everything I have learned has not come from books, it has come experientially over time under pressure walking with Christ".~ [2012] - R. Alan Woods
I think it is good that books still exist, but they make me sleepy. - Frank Zappa
Do I get bored from books or films?No, I don't get I get bored from genre so I change it and start something new... - Deyth Banger
1484Hi Goodreads. My first day. I read all of the time but I must promote my own 2 books - Vulnerabilia and Legacy.VULNERABILIA - James Dalton
He longed for the little cabin and the sun-kissed sea - for the cool interior of the well-built house, and for the never-ending wonders of the many books. - Edgar Rice Burroughs
Happy are the people whose annals are blank in history books - Thomas Carlyle
It's a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. - Sir Winston Churchill
We notice things that don't work. We don't notice things that do. We notice computers, we don't notice pennies. We notice e-book readers, we don't notice books. - Douglas Adams
Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you'll die of a misprint. - Markus Herz
The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts. - Rene Descartes
A legacy is not what is recorded in history books or repeated in song, but what is woven into the souls of those who remain.(from The General's Legacy) - Adrian G. Hilder
Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people - Heinrich Heine
Which is my favourite author??You have mistake it must be authors I have a lot of favourite authors, which is my book, opps again a mistake, it must be books... - Deyth Banger
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends. - S. Weir Mitchell
There are three things I love, three things I spend time with, three things I treat alike: family; friends; and books. - Ogwo David Emenike
Sleep is good, he said, and books are better. - George R.R. Martin
The love I knew was from books.. - Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Literature is the safe and traditional vehicle through which we learn about the world and pass on values from on generation to the next. Books save lives. - Laurie Anderson
Books tell you more about their owners than the owners do. - A.M. Homes
..........books are yours, Within whose silent chambers treasure lies Preserved from age to age; more precious far Than that accumulated store of gold And orient gems, which, for a day of need, The Sultan hides deep in ancestral tombs. These hoards of truth you can unlock at will: - William Wordsworth
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
Since when did books ever solve anything? They only raise more questions than they answer, otherwise they’re just fucking entertainment, and I am not here to fucking entertain you. - Zia Haider Rahman
Hard-covered books break up friendships. You loan a hard covered book to a friend and when he doesn’t return it you get mad at him. It makes you mean and petty. But twenty-five cent books are different. - John Steinbeck
I often feel sorry for people who don't read good books; they are missing a chance to lead an extra life. - Scott Corbett
I just read few books, and this books made a magic in my life. - Deyth Banger
To prohibit the reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves. - Claude Adrien Helvétius
Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can read God directly, the hour is too precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Things to know from books to read - Kip Koehler
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered. - W. H. Auden
Good books do not waste our time as most people do... collect a great quantity of books, build alibrary worthy of your noble soul, andspend without stint all the money necessary for it. - Cardinal Augustin Valier
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. - Sir Winston Churchill
Darling, in this family we don't call anyone a novelist who has not written more books than Jane Austen. - Pansy Schneider-Horst
The flesh is sad, alas, and I have read all the books. - Stéphane Mallarmé
Books didn’t make me wallow in darkness, darkness made me wallow in books. - Jackson Pearce
Without books, the world will be void. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Books understand me, but humans don't understand me. They are bad friends books are forever as well as computer's and Tv and everything else which doesn't have soul. Although that dogs and cats and many other animals are quite interesting friends. - Deyth Banger
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. - Joseph Addison
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. - Charles William Eliot
Kid's books should be just as good as any other books. No. They should be held to a *higher* standard than other literature for the same reason that we take extra care with children's food. - Patrick Rothfuss
He fed his spirit with the bread of books - Edwin Markham
Read much, but not many books. - Benjamin Franklin
The burning lamp is found in reading books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You can build your strength, If you read enough books! - Lailah Gifty Akita
Just as some books are so beautiful and intriguing that you never want to put them down, forever eager of what lies beyond the scope of a single page, so you never cease to intrigue me, leaving me in constant yearning of all that resides within you. - Katie Douglas
The ABC's success by Bob Proctor is one powerful book, such books are rare. Even sometimes it's hard to find a book which is based on somebody's experience... fantasy??For god sake, one drop truth which is about from 10% up to 20% and the other from 80% up to 90% it's a lie. - Deyth Banger
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life. - Helen Exley
It takes great courage to write great books. Find your courage and find your voice. - Kristen Lamb
The problem with being an author in this modern world is such: computers break often; books don't - Emma Iadanza
Having books standing on a shelf in a room is like having completely different worlds at the ready, waiting to be explored. - J.F Hermann
Once or twice I saw evidence that rats had been nesting among the books, rearranging them to make snug two and three-level homes for themselves and smearing dung on the covers to form the rude characters of their speech. - Gene Wolfe
Sacrificing a part of yourself so others can go on to fafill there greatness, their destiny. Is greatness in itself but in a much smaller way that won't be written about or put in history books. But it is far more great in many ways. - Thomas Brodie Sangster
Another silence for the record books. Then he sighs."I know. It's crazy. I feel like --" He stops himself. He suddenly looks so miserable that my heart aches for him.I hate my life. - Cynthia Hand
It’s a bizarre act of self-mutilation to say that ‘I don’t get on with science fiction and fantasy, therefore I’m never going to read any’. What a shame. All those great books that you’re cutting yourself off from. - David Mitchell
Lots of people say that everything that we possess, experience and want; like books, music, films and holidays are all just a big distraction from death. But I think differently. I think it’s the exact order and presence of these trivial things that make life worthwhile and bearable. - Frieda Robson
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. - Oprah Winfrey
When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes. - Desiderius Erasmus
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. - Mark Twain
Writing historical fiction has many common traits with writing sci-fi or fantasy books. The past is another country - a very different world - and historical readers want to see, smell and touch what it was like living there. - Sara Sheridan
‎Books admitted me to their world open-handedly, as people for their most part, did not. The life I lived in books was one of ease and freedom, worldly wisdom, glitter, dash and style. - Jonathan Raban
Books contain nothing, or almost nothing, that's important: everything is in the mind of the person reading them.'If you were trying to find an idiotic remark, that one took the cake! - Jacques Poulin
Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity - George Steiner
Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world! - Neil Gaiman
Too many thousands of opened books yawned between them and him. He had exiled himself. - Jack London
The crime series, books and other types of works have in one in mind... and that's learning. - Deyth Banger
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books."[Proposition touching Amendment of Laws] - Francis Bacon
Books inspire us to dream, and then if we let them they will help us to achieve that dream! - Carmela Dutra
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. - Horace
Childhood is the time and children's books are the place for powerful emotions, powerful language, powerful art... There is no room for cutesy books, dull books, or books that talk down. Children are not inferior. They may be small in stature but not in what they feel, think, listen, and see. - Betsy Hearne
In Dark Places, May we Never be truly Alone.....~, Circle the Sun books - Susan Schroder
The day when on the cover of my books, my name will appear in bigger fond than the title of my book- I will stop writing because that would be the death of the writer in me. - Kirtida Gautam
I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage. - Roald Dahl
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.
I have more wisdom than any books ever written in history of times, any scripture ever written which you rhyme but this is not my purpose. - Santosh Kalwar
The books and magazines streamed in. He could buy them all, they piled up around him and even while he read, the number of those still to be read disturbed him. they stood in rows, weighing down his life like a possession which he did not succeed in subordinating to his personality. - Thomas Mann
..books look as if they contain knowledge, while e-readers look as if they contain information. - Julian Barnes
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Mark Twain
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind. - Michel de Montaigne
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter. - Paxton Hood
Euripides "questioned everything. He was a misanthrope who preferred books to men. - Edith Hamilton
Old books exert a strange fascination for me -- their smell, their feel, their history; wondering who might have owned them, how they lived, what they felt. - Lauren Willig
People will perish, but books are immortal. (Pompeii) - Robert Harris
My plan is to continue teaching many more years than the 32 years I've already enjoyed and continue writing, and promoting my books and websites if it's God will. - Ana Monnar
Spirituality is for people. It’s not just for those who you might have read about in books, it’s for people. - Belsebuub
I most likely like books which are out of my language... English... for example is a great example - Not my native language, but I enjoy the covers and how the words sound. - Deyth Banger
You are the same today that you are going to be five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and the books you read. - Charles Jones
Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree? - Christopher Paolini
Apparently Lord Wyndham did regularly donate books to various museums around London. They were usually ones which he had collected earlier, but which were no longer of interest to him or his associates. Irene twitched at the very notion. Give books away? How very frivolous, she finally said. - Genevieve Cogman
I'm not into writing many more books or more pages. My goal is to increase the value of each sentence I write. And for that, I have to just erase my past and bring only forward what matches the new me, things I can easily rewrite and adapt to my new perspective. - Robin Sacredfire
For my success I am immensely grateful to God, my parents, my family, my friends, my teachers and to the books I read. - Amit Kalantri
It is time to browse through the precious books that have meant the most to you that you may rediscover illuminating phrases and sentences to light your pathway to the future... - Wilferd Peterson
Without story books is like a person with no soul. - Stephen King
Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today? 1) Writing his memoirs of the Civil War. 2) Advising the President. 3) Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin. - David Letterman
Magazines all too frequently lead to books and should be regarded by the prudent as the heavy petting of literature. - Fran Lebowitz
When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness. - Vincent Starrett
As we expand our knowledge of good books, we shrink the circle of men whose company we appreciate. - Ludwig Feuerbach
Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style. - R.L. Stine
No magic Rune is stranger than a Book. All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lyingas in magic preservation in the pages of Books. They are the chosen possession of men. - Thomas Carlyle
One of the things I love about labeling myself as an author is that I can read books and call it "researching writing styles."-- - Mike Mankoff
No other work of man in any language even faintly resembles the intricate structure and design of the Bible. The fact remains only an infinite mind could have devised this Book of books. - Winkie Pratney
Everything shall pass way, only books will remain. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Only in books the flat and final happens, Only in dreams we meet and interlock.... - Philip Larkin
If you're frightened of the countless number of books in the library, you'll never write anything, until you close your eyes and hold the pen. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Books are left untouched. Fanaticism became our trait.. Now more than ever we let others feed our minds and we became the zombie society walking around without purpose, without care, without vision. - Maria
I never make up anything. I get everything from my books. They're all true!" --Ann Newton/Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - rebecca hitchcock
And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is. - Paul Auster
I am eternally grateful.. for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on. - Kurt Vonnegut
I love digging myself into books because the moment I'm drifted from reality, I'm in a different world and I'm a different person. - Nathalie M. Llanto
I am forever an advocate of books, both the reading of them and the writing. There is something sacred to me in that community. Because writing--and reading--is a solitary business. And it’s good to know I’m not alone. - Shannon Celebi
It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. - Eudora Welty
In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel. - Mark Twain
The idea of a library full of books, the books full of knowledge, fills me with fear and love and courage and endless wonder. - Elizabeth McCracken
I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever. - J.K. Rowling
The treasures in my house are books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
All I needed to know, all true knowledge, the only really essential knowledge, was to be found in the books I read and the music I listened to - Karl Ove Knausgård
For peace read books, for success read books and take actions. - Amit Kalantri
Books have a vital place in our culture. They are the source of ideas, of stories that engage and stretch the imagination and most importantly, inspire. - Sara Sheridan
Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this. - Dave Eggers
Good books get praised, bad books get praised. Good books get ignored, bad books get ignored - Vikram Seth
When the mind stops searching, when it stops wanting refuge, when it no longer goes in search of security, when it no longer craves more books and information, when it ignores even the memory of desire, only then will Love arrive within. - Samael Aun Weor
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. - Walt Whitman
All great writers share one thing in common:They finished their books. - M. Kirin
You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice. - John Lothrop Motley
Books and movies, they are not mere entertainment. They sustain me and help me cope with my real life. - Arlaina Tibensky
Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it. - Mark Twain
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. - Theodore Parker
When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read. - Hilaire Belloc
Books, films should be based on specific people... people which are rare and by it's own way pretty mystery as characters. - Deyth Banger
In 1994, the average person spent $79 on books as compared to $56 on recorded music. - Richard L. Brandt
If you want to reduce the rats, use the cats! If you want to reduce the fools, use the books! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Books create readers; conversation creates friends. - Marty Rubin
The greatest treasures are books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Life is a book that someone else is reading—and you, a key character—hence the need for continual conflict and resolution. We can't have any boring books. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Some books are so beautiful and intriguing that you never want to put them down, forever leaving you in anticipation to read the next page.Some people are the same way. - Katie Douglas
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil. - Voltaire
People who spent the war in prison camps have written a lot of books about what a bad time they had," she said quietly, staring into the embers. "They don't know what it was like, not being in a camp. - Nevil Shute
I hunger for books, I search for knowledge. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Knowledge, you may get from books but wisdom is trapped within you, release it. - Ismat Ahmed Shaikh
I wish I could find MY books listed on GOODREADS - DODGING JOE, THE WOMAN WHO WOULDN'T EXPLAIN, THE BITTER GRAPES - ll available through Amazon and Createspace - - Saaskia Aark-Bennett
Books, in the plural lose their solidity of substance and become a gas, filling all available space. - John Derbyshire
Sometimes the things in our heads are far worse than anything they could put in books or on film!! - C.K. Webb
Find someone who has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Read books, pick your role models wisely. Find out what they did and do it. - Lana Del Rey
Imagine if you could dream about your books, read them in your dreams and learn them. You will never need to study in your life again. Just sleep. - Andreas Harpas
Books pull you to other worlds ... let them, and enjoy the adventure. - H.B. Bolton
This mysterious path is described in the holy books, but it cannot be found simply by the study of sacred texts. It is found by the grace and guidance of an accomplished teacher. - Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj
Reincarnation is when I tell a girl I write spiritual books and she thinks I'm a monk. She has a medieval soul. - Daniel Marques
If books are your good friends, then a conscious life will be your best comrade all your life! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Reading books is a way for you to communicate with and learn from the best thinkers that are writing today and that have ever lived. - Joshua Rogers
Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience. - C.S. Lewis
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
True writers have a lot more invested in the way they've written their books than in what those books happen to be about. - Po Bronson
How do you choose your books?' my friends had asked. Less than a week into my project, I can now tell them the beginning of the truth. I don't always choose the books, I'll say. Sometimes the books choose me. - Sara Nelson
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business. - Henry David Thoreau
I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens. - Anne McCaffrey
When you speak, your words echo across the room. When you write, your words echo across the ages" Bud GardnerThis is what my books do about stories of the Past, Present and Futur. Enjoy!Visit my page on Amazon.com - Claire Hamelin Manning
I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door."( A Boy in France : Saturday Evening Post CCXVII, March 31, 1945) - J.D. Salinger
I can escape to the blissful realms between the pages of books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Fiction books give the reader a chance to step away from their own reality and into the shoes of the characters, and they show you a world that isn't the one you already know. And sometimes the story's not so different from your own, and it lets you get closer to your own feelings. - Shin Towada
Collect books, even if you don't plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library. - John Waters
I tell you this because books for young readers are so often written about that very moment: the moment of the fork. The moment the old man cannot return to. - Virginia Euwer Wolff
An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is always possible to be happy. - Augustine Birrell
I love to go the library to borrow books. But I also enjoyed buying books to create my sacred library. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Radical Muslims fly planes into buildings. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors. Radical Atheists write books. - Hemant Mehta
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. - Joseph Brodsky
[I]t's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers. - Judy Blume
True dexterity is not just in books; It is giving from above, we learn it, it is nurtured, it is applied and it is developed. He who do not know what has been giving to him from above shall never know how to use what he has been giving efficiently and effectively - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I don't need to write a memoir of my life. All you need to do is read one of my books. I'm there. - Lori Lesko
I work hard, I work very hard. All the books at least 30 revisions. - Ha Jin
It was books that kept me from taking my own life after I thought I could never love anyone, never be loved by anyone again. - Will Harondale, Clockwork Prince
Books are a staircase to unknown worlds. - Jason Ellis
Books swept me away, this way and that, one after the other; I made endless vows according to their lights for I believed them. - Annie Dillard
If the wealth you've accumulated is in the form of friends, family and books, then you're doing life right. - Saleem Sharma
I have a right to DNF a book I can't find a fuck to give about. Life is too short to read shitty books. - Sana Khalid
Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected. - C.J. Langenhoven
I don't think I'm essentially interested in children's books. I'm interested in writing, and in pictures. I'm interested in people and in children because they are people. - Margaret Wise Brown
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. The longer I live, the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world. - John Burroughs
By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream - Virginia Woolf
To me, re-reading my favorite books is like spending time with my best friends.I’d never be satisfied to limit myself to just one experience each with my favorite people. - C.S. Lewis
Without books no one can be a good teacher nor even a good student of this art. - Fiore Dei Liberi
Of all things, I liked books best. - Nikola Tesla
How deluded we sometimes are by the clear notions we get out of books. - Thomas Merton
Anything worth anything can be found in books. - Nora Roberts
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions. - Christopher Henry Dawson
Books are like blind dates; some good, some not, some leave you wanting more - Nanette L. Avery
I wonder how many books you have read? - Lailah Gifty Akita
Books make it possible for every person born into the world to begin where the previous generation left off. - Orison Swett Marden
Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again. - Louisa May Alcott
A life without books is a thirsty life, and one without poetry is...like a life without pictures. - Stephen King
I couldn't believe it had taken me all these years to see this side of him. He tucked himself inside a shell, shutting himself away from others here because the palace had trapped him. Behind the books and the snippy remarks there was a curious, engaging, and sometimes very charming person. - Keira Cass
If you close your door to the world of books, the gates of the world of ignorance automatically opens and quickly pulls you inside! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Books open the doors that others have closed on you. - Shannon L. Alder
People think, Hey, I love kids, I want to write children’s books. But they think children are happy. That’s their first mistake. [Messinger, Jonathan. "Guilt for dinner: The interview." Hipsqueak. 5 May 2011. Web. 18 November 2011.] - Mo Willems
I guess that’s the beauty of books. When they finish they don’t really finish. - Markus Zusak
My life - my personality, my habits, even my speech - is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind - Andy Andrews
Reading books is like your own emotional and wishful life that you could see yourself living. - Sarah Johnson
One thing I will surely miss is that I couldn't read all the good books in this lifetime. - Amit Kalantri
You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books. - Voltaire
Associate with noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so not wait for, or depend on other people. - Thomas Davidson
Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness. - Kate DiCamillo
If you truly love film, I think the healthiest thing to do is not read books on the subject. I prefer the glossy film magazines with their big color photos and gossip columns, or the National Enquirer. Such vulgarity is healthy and safe. - Werner Herzog
Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? - Italo Calvino
I know the mind of ancient souls by reading ancient books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Some books sold because they are (said to be) great. Some are (said to be) great because they sold. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
says Semtex goes BOOM! Handle his books with care. - Jimmy Boom Semtex
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books. - Voltaire
In state of deep depression, I stayed alone; my time was occupied with reading sacred books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
We have reached the age of denial, we have become happiness seekers, afraid to feel. We are told to think positive, to seek only joy. Stores overflow with books selling you ways to rid yourself of ‘negative’ feelings. - Aysha Taryam
Life doesn't change when you meet a guy and life doesn't fall apart when you break up with one. We are teaching young female readers the wrong things through books not only expressing this point, but also using these two concepts as turning plot points of novels. - Meghan Blistinsky
I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them--with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself. - Eudora Welty
A mind possessed by unmade books. - Michael Faudet
Books end. Stories never do. - Marty Rubin
Rewriting is the crucible where books are born. - Cathryn Louis
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. - Mortimer J. Adler
There are as many different kinds of books as there are writers - as many different responses as there are readers. - Sara Sheridan
Books are a narcotic. - Franz Kafka
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time. - Edwin Percy Whipple
Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
Banning books is just another form of bullying. It's all about fear and an assumption of power. The key is to address the fear and deny the power. - James Howe
Books are readable drugs. - Carla H. Krueger
The 'Big Bang' idea of pseudo armchair pundits, too is as much a theory as a human-like big buffoon, that your so-called 'holy' books call god. - Fakeer Ishavardas
My only wish is to be buried with my books. - Nikita Dudani
He liked all books, because he liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.
Just imagine if you took all the money you've spent on these things and traveled around the world with it, instead, or bought books and read them. Think about how much you would know about life. - Eustace Conway
The answer of understanding more books... is reading more. That's the answer or read more creepypasta or listen to creepypasta. - Deyth Banger
I love to read books. I love to read anything really, even the back of the cereal box.But there is nothing that will ignite your soul like reading God’s Word. - Rachel Wojnarowski
An extrovert looks at a stack of books and sees a stack of papers, while an introvert looks at the same stack and sees a soothing source of escape. - Eric Samuel Timm
There are those who wish to read everything. Do not try to do this. Let it> alone. The number of books is infinite, and you cannot follow> infinity...For where there is no end, there can be no rest; where there is> no rest, there can be no peace; and where there is no peace, God cannot> dwell. - Hugh of St. Victor
Good books makes good life.Great books makes great life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Just handle the books gently and you’ll get along fine. - Patrick Rothfuss
I suppose what one wants really is ideal company and books are ideal company. - Anita Brookner
... that when you're buying books, you're optimistically thinking you're buying the time to read them.(Paraphrase of Schopenhauer) - Arthur Schopenhauer
Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace. - Roberto Bolaño
If you like fantasy and you want to be the next Tolkien, don’t read big Tolkienesque fantasies Tolkien didn’t read big Tolkienesque fantasies, he read books on Finnish philology. Go and read outside of your comfort zone, go and learn stuff. - Neil Gaiman
Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of magic. - Carl Sagan
You Don't Have To Be The Best Writer In The World To Become A Successful Author. However, You Do Need To Sell Lots of Books. - Chris Mentillo
Life ain't like books. Books got somebody writin' 'em and tryin' to entertain ya. Life is more like a set of Legos. Unless you take care of 'em, you lose a few pieces and you end up steppin' on 'em with bare feet. You gotta take care of your life. - Laura Moncur
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves. - E.M. Forster
distringit librorum multitudo (the abundance of books is distraction) - Seneca
I hate it that Americans are taught to fear some books and some ideas as though they were diseases. - Kurt Vonnegut
Someone needs to buy a radio station, then play nothing but audio books, with a different genre of book played at set times. That way we can always have something new to read, no matter where we are. - Shana Chartier
I think I'm going through a bit of ADD. I'm reading 3 books simultaneously and it's something that I don't recommend. It's like watching TV with two others who keep changing the channels... - S.J. Romero
There's something about each of my books that I'm really proud of, and there's something about each of my books that I cringe over. - Margaret Peterson Haddix
Home is where your books are. - Kerstin Gier
The lack of power to take joy in outdoor nature is as real a misfortune as the lack of power to take joy in books - Theodore Roosevelt
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life. - Stephen King
Books may well be the only true magic. - Alice Hoffman
The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. - Mark Twain
Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors. - Khaled Hosseini
Leaving behind books is even more beautiful there are far too many children. - Marguerite Yourcenar
Is anything illegal here?' Addison asked.'Library late fines are stiff. Ten lashes a day, and that's just for paperbacks.'There's a library?''Two. Though one won't lend because all the books are bound in human skin and quite valuable. - Ransom Riggs
I have wander in many minds through the pages of books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I hate most people. And I don’t want to, it’s an awful way to be. But the human race gives me no comfort. I find myself turning to books and films for comfort still. It’s repulsive, because one’s life consists of people, not things. - Morrissey
...because there's a secret order. The books, you can't place them random. The other day I put Cervantes next to Tolstoj.And I thought, if close to Anna Karenina we have Don Quixote, sure the latter will do his best to save her. - Ettore Scola
There was going to be a spot for me in this joint, the earth, after all. It was never going to be a great match for someone as bright and strange as me, but books were going to make it survivable. - Anne Lamott
True dexterity is not just in books; It is giving from above, we learn it, it is nurtured, it is applied and it is developed. He who do not know what has been giving to him from above, shall never know how to use what he has been giving effectively and efficiently - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. - Bernard of Clairvaux
The same Andrew Smith is in all these books, but for me, I feel like you can see the point in his writing where he decided he no longer had anything to lose. That, to me, is when he reached the top of his game.~ - Christa Desir
Books are keys that open many doors. - James Rollins
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts. - Axel Munthe
People are like books. Eventually, the focus shifts from the cover to the story that cannot be read in one sitting. - Kat Lehmann
Everybody in the world ought to care for books, and if there are some who do not, why that is a perfectly convincing reason why books ought to be given to them, to be a rebuke to them and, perchance, to rescue them from the error of their ways. - Willis Johnson
Being in your head is when you analyze, control and overthink. Run on thoughts, worry, talking but not listening, taking all the workshops and reading all the books, but not experiencing it's message. - Eileen Anglin
There is no greater companion like books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If your friend wishes to read your 'Plutarch's Lives,' 'Shakespeare,' or 'The Federalist Papers,' tell him gently but firmly, to buy a copy. You will lend him your car or your coat - but your books are as much a part of you as your head or your heart. - Mortimer J. Adler
I don’t care who you love, what you believe, how you look, where you’re from or what you do. If you are a good hearted person, you’re good in my books! - Tanya Masse
I have tread all three of his books and they held me spellbound interesting story. Its fiction based on fact...mmm I like! - Harold Alvin
I just met Stephen King in my dreams... I just said what I have watched and read from his books... Mainly I received a hug from him, it was like we are friends from long time. - Deyth Banger
For books are more than books, they are the lifeThe very heart and core of ages past,The reason why men lived and worked and died,The essence and quintessence of their lives. - Amy Lowell
Books they’re kind of a compulsion for me. To find a great bookstore is a great thing. - Philip Seymour Hoffman
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity. - Hermann Hesse
It’s remarkable that a device, which fits in your pocket, can hold thousands of books. But a room full of books is an entirely different kind of remarkable. - Brandt Legg
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life. - Robert Louis Stevenson
I'll have enough books when they fill my room like the stars fill the sky. - E.V. Fairfall
Only the nonreader fears books. - Richard Peck
Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know. - John Keats
All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. - Thomas Carlyle
There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
My books are a word feast. - Lori R. Lopez
I love to buying books to create my sacred library. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The most potent recreational activity is when we sit back and exercise our minds with great and exciting books. - Michael Bassey Johnson
When people read his books they have an uncontrollable desire to hang the author in the town square. I can’t think of a higher honor for a writer. - Roberto Bolaño
The books you read in childhood shape the person you become. - Paula Berinstein
By small and simple sentences, great books come to pass. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I have travel to sacred places through the pages of books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
We love to buy books because we believe we're buying the time to read them.[Inside Out (VH1)] - Warren Zevon
The wise man reads both books and life itself. - Lin Yutang
Books are meat and medicineand flame and flight and flowersteel, stitch, cloud and clout,and drumbeats on the air. - Gwendolyn Brooks
We love books because they are the greatest escape. That is because our own minds eye is the purest form of virtual reality. - M.R. Mathias
some of the first words a child learns are brand names, because they don’t have to sound them out. It becomes part of your environmental vocabulary [Whitney Curry Wimbish & , "The Binary Companion," LA Review of Books, January 22, 2015]. - Sarah Gerard
Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
What's the rush? Recognise that with the time at our disposal, there is only a limited number of good books you can read, a few really good movies worth seeing, and a finite number of hours, days, years to enjoy them! - Ken Puddicombe
I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house. - Beverly Cleary
...he spent whole days and nights over his books; and thus with little sleeping and much reading his brains dried up to such a degree that he lost the use of his reason. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
We weave together the many skeins of our words,Into poems and stories and books,And the books are made so much more vivacious and colourful,For all the care that is woven in along with the words. - Bree Verity
A mind possessed by unmade books, unwritten lines on empty hooks. - Michael Faudet
I even love the smell of books. - Adriana Trigiani
All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world. - E.B. White
The books we read in childhood don't exist anymore; they sailed off with the wind, leaving bare skeletons behind. Whoever still has in him the memory and marrow of childhood should rewrite these books as he experienced them. - Bruno Schulz
I think that every reader on earth has a list of cherished books as unique as their fingerprints....I think that, as you age, you tend to gravitate towards the classics, but those aren't the books that give you the same sort of hope for the world that a cherished book does. - Douglas Coupland
Books are the reality you get to choose; life is the reality you hide from inside a book. - A.M. Hudson
When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation."[As attributed by Alastair Reid in Neruda and Borges, The New Yorker, June 24, 1996; as well as in The Talk of the Town, The New Yorker, July 7, 1986] - Jorge Luis Borges
The mere thought that she was alone and surrounded by books gave her a near-sensuous thrill. As she looked around her room, dark escaper for the slash of light near her lamp, and saw the vague outlines of her books, she asked herself 'Have I not the whole world? - Andrew Wilson
Books allowed my imagination to take flight and it hasn’t landed yet - Lynn Payne
The day when on the cover of my books, my name will appear in bigger font than the title of my book- I will stop writing because that would be the death of the writer in me. - Kirtida Gautam
Bite me." -Lieutenant Eve Dallas, from any of the In Death books. - J.D. Robb
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking. - Christopher Morley
I spend many hours in conversation with wonderful characters from fantastic books. - Patti Roberts
Reese, your books might not tell you this, so I will. Every heart has two parts, the part that pumps and the part that loves. If you’re going to spend your life fixing broken hearts, then learn about both. You can’t just fix one with no concern for the other. - Charles Martin
Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistake of our own period. And that means the old books. - C.S. Lewis
Judge not the value of a friend by the number of boy- or girlfriends they helped you get. But by the number of books they’ve recommended to you. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Great books make great being. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It's my contention that each book creates its own structure and its own length. I've written three or four slim books. It may be that the next novel is a big one, but I don't know. - Don DeLillo
The Measure of success isn't money or the number of books you write, it is seen in the faces of those you love - Jason W. Blair
With no reason to hide these words I feel, and no reason to talk about the books I read, but still, I do. - Morrissey
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody. - Oscar Wilde
Renew your mind more often by reading variety of books - Lailah Gifty Akita
Books are ... companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of mind. Books are humanity in print. - Barbara W. Tuchman
The subject may be crude and repulsive. Its expression is artistically modulated and balanced. This is style. This is art. This is the only thing that really matters in books. - Vladimir Nabokov
Books deliver information so that experience has a chance to exercise creativity. - Richard Diaz
If e-book readers were invented before print books, (petty things such as) the smell of ink would have been some people’s only reason for not abandoning e-books. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I've deprived my family in order to buy books. No doubt there is a special punishment in hell for such self-indulgence. Perhaps I shall be struck with blindness among the rarest known to men. - I.J. Parker
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. - James Russell Lowell
I always find that after reading books written by Jane Austen that I speak much more properly, at least for a while. - Becky Watson
Reading is the royal road to intellectual eminence...Truly good books are more than mines to those who can understand them. They are the breathings of the great souls of past times. Genius is not embalmed in them, but lives in them perpetually. - William Ellery Channing
I hunger for books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Children's reading and children's thinking are the rock-bottom base upon which this country will rise. Or not rise. In these days of tension and confusion, writers are beginning to realize that books for children have a greater potential for good or evil than any other form of literature on earth. - Dr. Seuss
He left not knowing where he was going, he got there not knowing where he was, and he came back not knowing where he had been. But history books will point out Columbus as the person who made the Americas available for exploitation. I guess I can make the same kind of ridiculous claim. - Herschell Gordon Lewis
In the books, I meet characters which I really like and I think that they are like me... but so far I haven't met them in real life! - Deyth Banger
The average author hawks their books at many events. They are vigilant promoters, waiting for a breakthrough. They do this, or else watch their novel wither away. - Michael J. Kannengieser
What we need now are heroes and heroines, about a million of them, one brave deed is worth a thousand books. Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. - Edward Abbey
Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men. - Neil Gaiman
I love the place; the magnificent books; I require books as I require air. - Sholem Asch
Being on Facebook as an Author and listing your books is like being a tiny single word in a giant dictionary! If people don’t search for you they don’t find you. They don’t take notice of you. They don’t even know you exist! Thats the hard reality of Socialmedia! - Lily Amis
Books are like plants. They're decorations that are alive. - Katy Lee
Read at least one book a month. This is self-serving, obviously. It's a proven fact that people who read buy more books than people who don't read. In truth, I wish you'd read ten books a month, or at least buy that many. - Randy Pausch
One of the greatest creations of the human mind is the art of reviewing books without having read them. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Some books leave us free and some books make us free. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them. - Lord Chesterfield
Books don't need batteries. - Nadine Gordimer
I made a list of things I wanted to do with my life, but it ended up mostly being a list of books I wanted to write - Ellie Rose McKee
England has two books, the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare,but the Bible made England. - Victor Hugo
Cats and books are my universe. Both are infinitely fascinating and full of mystery. - Rai Aren
Reading books is like wearing winter clothes; it covers and warms up the body of your naked soul. - Munia Khan
You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. - Ansel Adams
I still find each day to short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
A house filled with books is source of knowledge. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You must go to the school or to the books or on the field because knowledge doesn't come to you, you must go to the knowledge. - Amit Kalantri
Writers: read books. Read good books. Read bad books. Learn what does and does not work. - Kira Hawke
Sometimes people ask why I'm so willing to give out #free copies of my books and the answer is pretty simple. Money is not why I write.So why would I keep someone from enjoying that because they can't afford my book? If your in the arts for money your picking the wrong job. - Adam Snowflake
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. - Gore Vidal
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me. - Anatole France
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. - Thomas Carlyle
I would actually write books totally full of nothing BUT kissing scenes, but apparently people like books to have, like, "plots" or whatever. - Rachel Hawkins
I look back now with amazement at the small accidents that put certain books before me. - Vince Passaro
Books are like ice cream; there is a flavor for everyone! - K. Lamb
Books fashion nets to sustain and support the reader as he falls helplessly through the chaos of his own existence. - Fay Weldon
True dexterity is not just in books; It is giving from above, we learn it, it is nurtured, it is applied and it is developed. He who does not know what has been giving to him from above, shall never know how to use what he has been giving effectively and efficiently - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
There are essentially two things that will make you wise -- the books you read and the people you meet. - Jack Canfield
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching. - Joseph Smith Jr.
Sunflowers hellos from gate to gate. The hour at the square. Candy, art, books, look. A warmth given. Beauties with rain forest hair Walk by the clock tower. Sunlight of neon, the keys inside their eyes. No storms. Traffic sounds, salt air. Salt that moves the thirst and destroys all the fears. - Gwen Calvo
The world has been printing books for 450 years, and yet gunpowder still has a wider circulation. Never mind! Printer's ink is the greater explosive: it will win. - Christopher Morley
In my own book-signings, I find humility. It’s always humbling when people go out of their way to come visit with me and by some of my books. - Nicholas Trandahl
Books have always been among my most trusted of friends, Mr. Linden replied. The best of them allow the mind to wander wherever the author's musings lead. - Walter Dean Myers
These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
I don't believe in ONE holy book. I believe all books are holy. Of course, some books are holy shit. - John Raptor
Greatest companion is found in reading great books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Readers often tell me after they've read the books, they find it difficult to sum up the plot in a simple way. My response is, "It's a story about the love a father shares for his daughter. All the rest is just filler."- MJ Mancini, on his best-selling trilogy, "Revelation". - M.J. Mancini
There is something fascinatingly awkward about an author photo. I'm drawn to those glossy shots in the back of books, mostly because the subjects never look happy to be there. - Pamela Ribon
If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one's chances of survival increase with each book one reads. - Sherman Alexie
I don't think there is such a thing as a bad book for children . . . do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing. Fiction you do not like is the gateway drug to other books you may prefer. - Neil Gaiman
Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books. - Karl Lagerfeld
We know nothing about motivation. All we can of is write books about it. - Peter Drucker
All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books. They are the chosen possession of men. - Thomas Carlyle
Our experience is coloured through and through by books and plays and the cinema, and it takes patience and skill to disentangle the things we have really learned from life for ourselves. - C.S. Lewis
I write books, bitch! - Junnita Jackson
Learning and knowing something is cool, but superb knowledge comes when you leave your books and become the inner world's friend. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Books, I found, had the power to make timestand still, retreat or fly into the future. - Jim Bishop
You can cover a great deal of country in books. - Andrew Lang
I enjoy sharing my books as I do my friends, asking only that you treat them well and see them safely home. - Ernest Morgan
Sometimes what a person expresses in their eyes is more than all the books you could read on suffering. - Shannon L. Alder
For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books. - Herman Melville
I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy. - Frank Zappa
Of course, a single verse of the Holy Qur'an or a hadith moves the faithful to good actions, but volumes of books would not move an unwilling person who is like an ass carrying a load of books. - Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhalvi
If you are talking about beauty, books are cheaper than cosmetics. - Svaradiva
Of course I loved books more than people. - Diana Setterfield
You make me love books and the words inside them, because they talk about you. I know they do, they tell me that I love you, not as cliché as I write it, but in the warmest, deepest, calmest words I could ever read. I love you, like the books say it. And I'll find a better way to say it one day. - Nema Al-Araby
Any man with a moderate income can afford to buy more books than he can read in a lifetime.
From ... the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. ... I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books. - George Orwell
The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library. - Michel Foucault
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part. - Voltaire
It becomes a bore doing imaginative books that do not touch imaginations, and at length one stops even planning them. - H. G. Wells
Open books, not legs; blow minds, not guys. - Trish Jackson
Books are lasting longer than (built) architecture. Most of my important projects may never be built, so buildings are important, artifacts are important, but so are books - Peter Eisenmann
The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women. - Malala Yousafzai
I love to lose myself in other men's minds.... Books think for me. - Charles Lamb
Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else. - Albert Einstein
For me, reading is so much more. Books teach you how other people think, and what they're feeling, and how they change from ordinary beings to extraordinary ones. Often they are so appealing and intelligent, you'd rather spend time reading about them than doing anything else. - Jennifer Kaufman
Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. - Dr. Seuss
Thanks to bad graphic design, some readers love only the electronic version of some books. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The time was when a library was very like a museum and the librarian a mouser in musty books. The time is when the library is a school and the librarian in the highest sense a teacher. - Melvil Dewey
My morning rambles through the park will never make the history books. - Marty Rubin
This is a little secret that all writers share: We have two lives; the one we live on Earth and the one we live in our books. - Chrys Fey
I look up at the ceiling, at all the hardcover fiction. So very few people want it. It is operating as insulation rather than stock. The argument rages on about whether it is better to have books or ebooks, but while everyone gets heated about the choices, the hardcover fiction molders quietly away. - Deborah Meyler
I mean your borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes. - Charles Lamb
The older I grow, the more I am convinced that there is no education which one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women. - Booker T. Washington
when the press and problems of humanity become too much, I love to escape into books, where people are served up in digestible portions and can be pushed to one side when one is satiated. - Jane Wilson-Howarth
Of all the inanimate objects, of all men's creations, books are the nearest to us for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to the truth, and our persistent leanings to error. But most of all they resemble us in their precious hold on life. - Joseph Conrad
I feel sorry for people who say they cannot read big books. - Anonymous
She read books quickly and compulsively, paperback after paperback, as if she might drift away without the anchor of the printed page. - Jane Hamilton
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become. - Ursula K. Le Guin
All of my chupacabra books are like novelizations of movies that haven’t been made yet. - Raegan Butcher
...still, I’m lucky: I feast on solitude, I will never miss the crowd. I could read the great books but the great books don’t interest me. I sit in bed and wait for the whole thing to go one way or the other. just like everybody else. - Charles Bukowski
When I have money, I invest in buying books. My personal development by reading these books is my greatest pleasure. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I wonder whether, perhaps without realizing it, we seek out the books we need to read. Or whether books themselves, which are intelligent entities, detect their readers and catch their eye. In the end, every book is the I Ching. You pick it up, open it, and there it is, there you are. - Andrés Neuman
Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; but love from look, toward school with heavy looks. - William Shakespeare
I'm sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I'm rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books. - Arthur C. Clarke
Never Judge a Book by its Cover". This quote doesn't apply to books only, but also to people, places and everything else. - Edwin Rolfe and Lester Fuller
As with companions so with books. We may choose those which will make us better, more intelligent, more appreciative of the good and the beautiful in the world, or we may choose the trashy, the vulgar, the obscene, which will make us feel as though we've been 'wallowing in the mire. - David O. McKay
He said that the principal function of music was to organize the details into harmonies that were intended to make us forget that there was randomness all around us. The same, he said, could be said for great books. - Selden Edwards
When books are burned in the end people will be burned too. - Heinrich Heine
Books are the best companions as they make you sit near wisdom. - Rajesh Nanoo
Books are both our luxuries and our daily bread. - Henry Stevens
Ability, experience and books have solution for all the problems. - Amit Kalantri
There is enough knowledge in the books to explain the existing, your knowledge must inspire what is possible. - Amit Kalantri
All of the the books, the readings, the workshops, the ah-ha moments won't change your life unless you put actions behind them. - Eileen Anglin
So here I am with this double life, one where my grammatically incorrect writing is a nice success with tens of thousands of readers, and another one where my carefully written books are read by a dozen people. - Christian A. Dumais
The more books you read, the less topics you have in common with most of the people, that´s the price you pay for reading. - Martina Tutková
Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes. - Edward Gibbon
It is better to buy than burrow books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow? - Albert Einstein
A real and admirable writer is the one who can write good books but can take criticisms better. - Nicholaa Spencer
Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom. - William Shakespeare
Sometimes I think books are the only friends worth having. - Susie Derkins
She'd always been a little excitable, a little more passionate about books than your average person, but she was supposed to be -- she was a librarian, after all. - Sarah Beth Durst
Some books are so familiar, reading them is like being home again. - Louisa May Alcott
It began to falter not when the book publishers who loved books gave way to those who preferred profits to reading. It happened when publishers and editors cut back on their drinking. If there is one national flower in book publishing, it is the martini. - Al Silverman
We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us. - Franz Kafka
Young minds - young brains - need stories and ideas like the ones in those [censored and banned] books in order to grow. They need ideas that you disagree with. They need ideas that I disagree with. Or they'll never be able to figure out what ideas they believe in. - Lev Grossman
Do not read books to escape reality. Read them to understand the reality you live in. - Eric Freh
When I was a child, it was a matter of pride that I could plow through a Nancy Drew story in one afternoon, and begin another in the evening. . . . I was probably trying to impress the librarians who kept me supplied with books. - Kathleen Norris
We have more choice than ever before about where and how we buy and read books. - Sara Sheridan
Wise people are motivated by the quotes and by the books. - Deyth Banger
BIG books are better. There, I said it and it's true. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body - Ecclesiastes 12 12
[B]ecause the second time I ever saw you I learned what I had read in books but I never had actually believed: that love and suffering are the same thing and that the value of love is the sum of what you have to pay for it and anytime you get it cheap you have cheated yourself. - William Faulkner
Books smell and feel better. They have that wonderful thingness of turning the pages. - Neil Gaiman
You know how dey say some people devour books? Not in da way ME do! Me REALLY devour books! - Mike Pantuso
Read enough books. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself. - Abraham Lincoln
Time has become quiet flexible inside the library. (This is true of most places with interesting books. Sit down to read for twenty minutes, and suddenly it's dark, with no clue as to where the hours have gone.) - Ellen Klages
These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs. - Anton Chekhov
Life without books, chocolate & coffee is just useless. - Nadun Lokuliyanage
Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress truth. - Wole Soyinks
We can tell a lot about a woman from her books. - Director Phil Coulson
My books are friends that never fail me."(Letter to his mother, Margaret A. Carlyle; 17 March 1817) - Thomas Carlyle
Each of them is a book through which other books dream. (referring to Nodier's SMARRA and TRILBY) - John Clute
I dream that one day I would be a published writer and people would read my books - if not, I would be living in the mountains in a small hut, near a pond where swans swim, writing a diary for myself. - Srinidhi.R
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books. - Sir Francis Bacon
The Bible is the greatest of all books; to study it is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals. - Charles C. Ryrie
I love books. I love that moment when you can open one and sink into it. You can escape from the world, into a story that's way more interesting than yours will ever be. - Elizabeth Scott
I think people need hope when times are tough. I think they also need escape and adventure and fantasy. Books are like cheap mini vacations. - Michelle M. Pillow
Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. - Arnold Lobel
A world without books would be a world not worth living in. - Eugenia Argerami
So many books, I'm about to have a heart attack! - Mekiah Johnson
I realized that I read books not because of the words used but because of the familiar feelings these words help me express. - krisangelagb
My books have very few villains pretending to be righteous, but they are filled with good people who have pretended to be villains so well that they believe it themselves. This is how I like to view reality. - Kenneth Everett
Why do all your friends talk like books? - Pamela Dean
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries,hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. - Stephen King
There are a lot of people like me, people who need books the way they need air. - Richard Marek
The best books like the best music or television or movies or comics or video games can challenge us and force us to think or perceive aspects of life that we may prefer to avoid. In a sense, they threaten us. - Geoffrey Reiter
We believed in the existence in this country of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price and staked everything on it. - Allen Lane
Don't patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Horror. I can't manage it. I become--well--horrified. Self-help books have a similar effect. When asked, "Any literary genre you simply can't be bothered with?" - (By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the NYT Book Review, by Pamela Paul) - Emma Thompson
Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose. - Neil Gaiman
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. - Sir Francis Bacon
There are books written to be read.There are books written to be sold.The first ones have the soul and lessons you need.The second ones are just plain, empty, and cold. - Alexandr Iscenco
Quran‬, ‪Bible‬, ‪BhagwadGita‬ are your (as an follower) way of life and not everyone's way of life, so don't force people to change. These Holy books teach you to change yourself (for good) and not others. - honeya
There is so many books in the world, so many books on my TBR, that it would be impossible to read each and every one in my lifetime. But all that matters is that I went on these adventures, away to another life, apart from the one I am living now, and I enjoyed them. That's all that matters. - Mekiah Johnson
Books keep me sane.Words are my saving grace. - Anjali Prabodh
Have more than one idea on the go at any one time. If it's a choice between writing a book and doing nothing I will always choose the latter. It's only if I have an idea for two books that I choose one rather than the other. I ­always have to feel that I'm bunking off from something. - Geoff Dyer
I’d volunteer to go to prison, as long as there are books. Because with books I am free. - Mohammad Hatta
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them. - Mark Twain
Closed books are like closed eyes—you must open them to see anything. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Quran‬, ‪Bible‬, ‪BhagwadGita‬ are your (as an follower's) way of life and not every-ones way of life, so don't force people to change. These Holy books teach you to change yourself (for good) and not others. - honeya
Crammed among the stacks of books in his room, the author treated literature as if each book were a window in a city of unstable skyscrapers, and he was the window-washer tasked with the impossible job of cleaning them all. - From "Pageturner" in 365 Tomorrows - Joseph Patrick Pascale
Books bring alluring colors to our mundane black and white world. - Caleb Reese
May I have a few friends and many books - both true. - A. Cowley
I want to do something splendid… Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead… I think I shall write books. - Louisa May Alcott
that the grace of fable stirs the mind"...and..."that the perusal of excellent books is, as it were, to interview with the noblest men of past ages - René Descartes
Books have that strange quality, that being of the frailest and tenderest matter, they outlast brass, iron and marble. - William Drummond
Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your mattress,/And you shall sleep restful nights - Ephrem the Syrian
It turned out that when my younger self thought of taking wing, she wanted only to let her spirit soar. Books are the plane, the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. - Anna Quindlen
So many books, so little time. - Frank Zappa
Give up your holy books, and remember the Lord, you fool, and stop oppressing others so badly. - Bhagat Kabir
I believe books are life's best gifts, as they allow us to venture into worlds we never thought existed. Giving us a chance to be someone different, giving us the chance to dawdle in the words - And feel free! - Anonymous
The true university of these days is a collection of books. - Thomas Carlyle
Books are an extension of our imagination - Danny Saunders
We spend great sum of money to buy good books, so that we can satisfy our pleasure of reading. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Books, like friends, shoould be few and well-chosen. - Samuel Paterson
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. - Winston S. Churchill
All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned--the biggest word of all--look. - Robert Fulghum
That's what this country needs -- more books! - Christopher Morley
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators. - Stephen Fry
They always said my books were ass. The next one I wrote told them to kiss it! - Khali Raymond
I would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of books than a king who did not love reading. - Thomas Babington Macaulay
Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words have the ability to change our lives simply by being next to each other. - Kamand Kojouri
I've never understood the desire for books with matched bindings. You don't go through life looking for sets of matched people, and books are just as individual. - Susan Lendroth
There's no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books. - James Patterson
Books are people,'' smiled Miss Marks. ''In every book worth reading, the author is there to meet you, to establish contact with you. He takes you into his confidence and reveals his thoughts to you. - D.E. Stevenson
I write because in my books, I can experience those (mad and crazy) things that I won't be able to do in my real life - Anamika Mishra
We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed. - Lawrence Clark Powell
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own. - Arthur Conan Doyle
What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects--with their Christianity latent. - C.S. Lewis
Words are the key, the books are the door. - Velin
Back then I could not understand one word of what I read.Reading did, however, give me heart. Even if you cannot understand what you are reading you can get something from books. - Peter Høeg
Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous - they contain ideas. - Pete Hautman
Leisure without books is death, and burial of a man alive. - Seneca
When I was very young, before I could read, I remember being very interested in comic books. - Nathan Fillion
Happiness, you see, its just an illusion of Fate, a heavenly sleight of hand designed to make you believe in fairy tales. But there's no happily ever after. You'll only find happy endings in books. Some books. - Ellen Hopkins
The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters. - Ross Macdonald
Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. - Virginia Woolf
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. (1952) - Mary Ellen Chase
The censors don't bother with fantasy books, especially old ones. They can't understand them. They think it's all kids' stuff. They'd die if they knew what The Chronicles of Narnia were really about. - G. Willow Wilson
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. - Oscar Wilde
New research is lending texture and credence to what generations of storytellers have known in their bones that books, poems, movies, and real-life stories can affect the way we think and even, by extension, the way we act ["The Power of Story," Aeon, January 12, 2015]. - Elizabeth Svoboda
I want and I wish a love like of books - Kat Unda
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
I spent all the money I had, to get the sacred books of my life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Read the great books, gentlemen, Mr. Monte said one day. Just the great ones. Ignore the others. There’s not enough time. - Pat Conroy
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